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    Default comma needed?

    "Math' is AmE(,) while 'maths' is BrE.

    Is a comma obligatory after 'AmE'?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: comma needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    "Math' is AmE(,) while 'maths' is BrE.

    Is a comma obligatory after 'AmE'?

    Thanks in advance.
    In such a short sentence, no. (Some teachers would insist on one, though, between co-ordinate clauses joined by a conjunction, as in this case.)

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    Last edited by BobK; 29-Apr-2007 at 18:22. Reason: Added parenthesis

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    Default Re: comma needed?

    Thanks, Bobk.

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